On 31st December, I had the privilege to meet the best clockmaker in the world. He is a very busy and very private craftsman and I was allocated 15 minutes to meet him. A man I have followed for years, a man with an admirable philosophy, a man who is a true genius allowed me to admire, up close, his inspiring work for over 3 hours.
I am still giddy and under the influence of his brilliance, because I
have never met a clockmaker like him. In a time where people are
self-confessed ‘influencers’ despite a lack of craft that they put out
to their following, it is truly humbling to meet a man who's skill
surpasses that of Breguet, but who does not seek fame or crave global
The clock in the photo has been in the making for over 14 years and is the most complex clock in the world,
ever built. As bizarre and strange as it may sound, I didn't fly to
Switzerland, or Germany, or Japan, or England to visit the clockmaker
and his masterpiece. The workshop is in fact just an hour and a half
drive away from Sydney!